The Wedding Party (1969)





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In this comedy, young Charlie (Charles Pfluger) begins to develop a case of cold feet as his upcoming wedding looms nearer. Desperate to throw the wedding plans off the track, Charlie tries a variety of tactics, from attempting to rekindle the relationship between his fiancee Josephine (Jill Clayburgh) and a former boyfriend, to fleeing the scene. This movie marked the first film appearance for both Jill Clayburgh and Robert De Niro.
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Jill Clayburgh
as Josephine
Valda Setterfield
as Mrs. Fish
Raymond McNally
as Mr. Fish
Jennifer Salt
as Phoebe
John Braswell
as Rev. Oldfield
Judy Thomas
as Celeste
John Quinn
as Baker
William Finley
as Alistair
Richard Kollmar Jr.
as Jean-Claude/I. Singh/Klaus
Helmuth Pfluger
as Charlie's Father
Jane Odin
as Carol
Penny Bridgers
as Bridesmaid
Nancy Reeder
as Bridesmaid
Joanna Chapin
as Bridesmaid
Cynthia Munroe
as Bridesmaid
Kitty Gallagher
as Mrs. Lovett
Clara Gallagher
as Mrs. Greely
Vivian Muti
as Mrs. Thackery
Andra Akers
as Wedding Guest
Laurie Kennedy
as Wedding Guest
Tony Converse
as Wedding Guest
Louisa Youell
as Wedding Guest
Susan Fowler
as Wedding Guest
Jared Martin
as Wedding Guest
Diana Welles
as Wedding Guest
Robert Groves
as Wedding Guest
Lena Tabori
as Wedding Guest
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Critic Reviews for The Wedding Party

All Critics (4)

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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Top Critic

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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Leaves little to celebrate.

Full Review… | September 14, 2015
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Greater than The Graduate

Full Review… | October 20, 2010

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April 23, 2007

Talk about exiting the gate with a running start.

Full Review… | August 28, 2006
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for The Wedding Party

***Due to the recent RT changes that have basically ruined my past reviews, I am mostly only giving a rating rather than a full review.***

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

One of the best commentaries on the horror of getting married. It has the incredibly deranged meet and greets with relatives and the fact that you are basically doing job interviews every time. The use of time is brilliant and original, you can clearly see it has had an impact on De Palma’s later films. The story develops quite well and makes you really get a sense of people, not just characters. For the time period and budget, it’s about the best possible movie you could ask for.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

has some great formal experiments, natural improv, and Finley gives a better performance than De Niro in their first movie

Adam Mahler
Adam Mahler

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